Mexican Corn on the Cob topped with melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. This is the perfect addition to your summer barbecue menu. Enjoy as a side dish to any main meal or slice in smaller pieces and serve as a hearty appetizer.
Mexican Corn On The Cob
Have you hit up your local or State Fair yet? We try to get to our local fair every year. It’s a small event, but we get a good turn out for the competitive exhibits and livestock auction. There is also plenty of ferris wheel and twirly rides that everyone seems to enjoy.
I stay away from anything that turns me upside down. I get nauseated just looking at those rides! I’m happy to be in charge of holding everyone’s backpack, sunglasses, and sweatshirts until we get to the bumper cars. As crazy as it sounds, I feel safe in that ride. lol
Street Fair Corn
What I really enjoy is the concession stands full of fried twinkies, funnel cakes (extra whipped cream, please!), and one of the newest foods that has made its way to street fairs and county fairs is Mexican Style Corn on the Cob!
Fresh ears of corn are grilled on huge hot grills charing the corn perfectly, and then lathered in butter and a layer of El queso Cotija de Montaña, a salty dry cheese mixed with chili powder.
The traditional Mexican style corn on the cob recipe also includes either mayonnaise or crema. I don’t care for mayo, but the crema is quite tasty.
Feel free to give it a try. The crema is thicker than melted butter and helps glue all the goodies onto the corn.
Frequently Asked Questions – Mexican Corn On The Cob
How Long Does Corn On The Cob Last?
Fresh purchased corn from the produce stand or just harvested from the garden will last 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Leave the corn protected in its husk in the vegetable drawer.
How To Tell If Corn Is Bad?
If you peel back the corn husks and notice mold or a strong smell, then your corn may be rancid and you should toss it. In addition, if you notice a slimy watery texture on the corn, then the corn isn’t good to consume.
I Want To Use Crema. What’s The Difference Between Sour Cream And Crema?
Crema means cream in English. Mexican crema is very similar to sour cream, but it’s not as tart tasting as sour cream. In addition, the texture is a little thinner than sour cream.
Now you can make this tasty corn at home year round! Grill your corn, cook it on the stove or you can also cook the corn in a Crock Pot like this Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lime Butter. Happen to have an Instant Pot? Give this pressure cooker corn on the cob method a try!
Which ever method you try you’ll love the sweet corn with the salty cheese and flavorful chili. This Mexican Style Corn on the Cob is a meal on its own! Enjoy with a refreshing Paloma Cocktail!
Mexican Corn on the Cob
Mexican style corn on the cob topped with cojita cheese, chili powder, and butter. Perfect for your fiesta or summer meal.
- 4-6 corn on the cob cooked
- 1 cup cojita cheese, grated (your preference - fine like parmesan or in chunks)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup butter, unsalted and melted
- 4-6 lime wedges
- cilantro for garnish
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g
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I was just talking to a friend of mine over dinner about Mexican corn and that I’ve never made it! Love having this recipe. It will e perfect for our summer BBQ’s!
debi at Life Currents
This looks delicious! We’ve been all about the Mexican street corn around here lately. I’ll have to try your recipe!
Oh my, this corn looks so delicious! What a treat for any meal! Adding to my round-up, what a delicious side dish!
I have never wanted to reach through a computer screen more than I do right now, looking at that delicious Mexican corn on the cob!! Holy smokes — my mouth is watering!
This is such an awesome side dish idea! I love mexican corn!
Jennifer A Stewart
I love corn in any fashion, even a corn dog!! LOL! Street corn is so good and I love adding extra jalapeno to mine and that spice called Tajin! Having it on the cob makes it totally portable for me to eat while I am running around the house. Not that I should be eating while walking around the house or anything:)
The cotija cheese was so much better than any cheese Id tried to make these with before! The corn flew off our table and we all fought to have the two extra pieces!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
This is like comfort food to me! We used to get it from a little roadside stand in Hawaii and I miss it! One of my favorite treats for summer time. Will definitely be trying this at home soon!!
This is going to be the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe! We are corn lovers and all these goodies on it sounds delicious!
They have it with chili powder on it in India too!? Love it.
Omg!!!!this corn looks amazing!!!!! I definitely need to give this a try!!!
I love grilled corn. We are cooking out this weekend, I’ll have to add this to the menu.
Yes, yes, yes! This is my kind of corn – looks so delicious.
It’s a meal on its own 🙂
You’ll love this corn with these tasty toppings, Alice! Enjoy!
Sounds amazing for summer! I may have to try this!
I hope you do! It’s a very easy corn on the cob dish!
maria @ closetohome
That looks like an amazing corn dish. I think my kids would first say they wouldnt eat it but then dig right in.
Yep, especially after that first bite 🙂
Chelley @ A is for Adelaide
These look SO good! I Love jazzing up my corn for the summer! It’s the best way to get my kids to enjoy it, too!
Don’t forget to take photos of your kids! I love those cute little hands covered in corn 🙂
Robin Masshole Mommy
That sounds so good. I have never had corn like this, but can’t wait to try it.
Oh, Robin you are in for a treat! The sweet and salty together in a savory dish is so darn good!